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president. his father died trying to stop the attacker. >> my father, by engaging the shooter, saved a tremendous amount more hard hardship because people were able to get to cover. >> reporter: federal authorities are investigating whether this was an act of domestic terrorism or a hate- based crime. >> we are looking at ties to white supremacy groups. >> reporter: many members of the sikh community say they have been misunderstood as muslims since 9/11. and they're scared. >> it's a place to go pray for peace for everybody. if that is not safe, where is a person going to go? >> reporter: fbi agents say they had no indication of any threats against the oak creek temple before sunday's attack. in oak creek, wisconsin, susan mcginnis, wjz eyewitness news. >> the fbi located another person of interest and determined he is not connected to the shooting. investigators are now confident page acted alone. >> tonight, wjz has learned that the wisconsin gunman was
part of a group that sang so- called hate music and signed with a recording lainl. -- label. mike hellgren has more on this unusual connection. >> reporter: mary, it's unclear how many times he visited our area. he reportedly performed in baltimore. and that record label is condemning those shootings. >> reporter: wjz has learned wade michael page, the accused shooter at the sikh temple in wisconsin had several ties ties to maryland. he was a member of two racist skinhead bands, end apathy and defend hate. maryland label 56 distributed some of his music. it is issued in anne arundel county. and issued a statement saying label 56 is very sor to hear about the tragedy in wisconsin. all products and labels from
end apathy have been removed from our site. we do not wish to be linked with this. please do not think what they did was honorable and do not link us with that. page basically said he wanted to start over. so i sold everything i owned except for my motorcycle and what i could fit into a backpack. and the former army soldier talked about the message behind his music, to figure out how to end people's apathetic ways, he said. it requires discipline, district discipline to stay the course in our sick society. >> it -- if it turns out as some early reports indicate, that it may have been motivated in some way by the ethnicity of those who were attending the temple, i think the american people immediately recoil against those kinds of attitudes. >> and those are new comments from the white house this afternoon. president obama also said americans are simply heartbroken over this tragedy.
mary, back to you. >> all right, mike. thank you. the president ordered u.s. flags be flown at half staff at federal buildings through friday. violence at a city courthouse. a shooting outside of a district courthouse. wjz is live on wabash avenue where it happened. derek valcourt is there and explains the officer opened fire as the suspect was trying to make a getaway. derek? >> reporter: police are investigating whether that officer's use of force was justified after the officer said he feared for his life, when the suspect tried to hit him with a car, right here in this parking lot. >> reporter: detectives swarmed to the district courthouse parking lot on wabash avenue, around 11:00 monday morning. bullet casings sit on the ground, marked as evidence. police say 25-year-old tevon williams had come to the courthouse for a separate matter. and when officers realized he had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court for a traffic violation, he was placed under arrest and put in handcuffs. >> reporter: police say the suspect asked to use the bathroom.
officers undid his handcuffs and that's when the chase began. the suspect ran out the front door, here into the parking lot. >> we're now being told the suspect jumped into the vehicle, backed up and ran the officer over, at which time, the officer fired three rounds, striking him in the right arm. >> despite the gunshot wounds, tevon williams fled the scene. police followed him to the 2300 block of rosalyn drive, where williams was arrested and taken to the hospital. the shooting came as a shock to many visiting the courthouse. >> nobody is terribly injured or anything. i think it speaks to just the state of affairs in the city. you know? and training people to know how to keep cool under pressure. because officers are here to protect, you know, not to hurt. >> reporter: 25-year-old tevon williams is expected to survive his gunshot wound. he does have a criminal history
that includes some drug convictions, charges in this case are pending. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> derek, thank you. the officer involved in the shooting is a 38-year veteran of the force. he's been placed on routine administrative leech, pending the-- leave, pending the outcome of the investigation. a carbon monoxide leak. >> well, mary, two post office employees are rushed to shock trauma, with carbon monoxide symptoms today. medics evacuated. firefighters believe the elevated carbon monoxide levels came from generators outside the building. the generators activated during a power outage early this morning. firefighters say the level of carbon monoxide was not deadly, but could cause dizziness and nausea. mary, back to you. >> pragues at the main -- operations at the main post office building were not affected. a $2.5 million gamble pays off.
nasa's rover named curiosity. wheels down on mars. scientists around the country held their breath as it made its firsted kind of landing. >> reporter: the problem, slow a one-ton spacecrat down from 13,000 miles per hour, to a soft landing on mars. and do it in seven empties. new -- minutes. >> new technologies never invented or used before, were attempted for had. >> reporter: scientists anxiously watched a live feed from the control center in california, as the rover curiosity was first slowed by a supersonic patient chute to 200 miles per hour. and continued on inside a rocket-powered landing platform. slowing steadily and running off an on-board program, outside earth's control, curiosity was gently lowered to a soft landing by cables. a radio signal let controllers know it worked.
within hours, the first black- and-white photograph shows curiosity's shadow. and inside the rover is the portable chemistry lab built at goddard. and now on mars in one piece. >> nervous trepidation. and the fact that it went off flawlessly is incredible. it's amazing. it's so cool. >> reporter: while landing on mars is a huge step, it is only the first step. >> reporter: once the rover goes to work, one of its prime missions is to look for signs of extinct life. they will analyze samples of martian rock, looking for signs of organic material. >> whether or not there could have ever been organic life on mars. >> i can only imagine the amazing things that we'll learn. >> reporter: alexalex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> that animation is phenomenal. high resolution color photographs from mars will come in the days ahead, as instruments are checked out. curiosity will roam mars for the next two years. well, our weather here on earth is improving as the day comes to an end.
right now, the sun is peaking through. -- peeking through. it's still rather warm outside. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods are updating our weather. >> it's warm. but it is much dryer now than it has been all weekend. take a look at radar. earlier today, we had light shower activity. continues to move away from the region. and things will be drying out. the dew points coming down. it's going to be a lot more comfortable. and tomorrow, looks like a really pleasant summer day with pretty much a lot of sunshine. low humidity make its very comfortable. it will be warm. probably upper 80s, maybe near 90 in some spots. but low humidity will make it very, very comfortable. bernadette woods is in the outback with a look at the tropics this afternoon. bernadette? >> that's right. we're going to update you on ernesto and not florence. because florence is no longer with us. it has been issued, its last advisory, down to tropical depression and even below that. as far as ernesto goes, this is still a strong tropical storm. winds about 65 miles per hour.
just need 74 for it to become hurricane. it's still possible that this could become a hurricane before making landfall either in beliz or somewhere in the yucatan peninsula. now othis track, and -- on this track, and looks like most of the forecast models are in unison now. it the be strengthening when it makes landfall. minimal hurricane status. but never good to have a strengthening storm making landfall. so it's something we'll continue to monitor and keep you updated on. maryland's hollywood casino is returning one third of its slot machines. the perryville casino's general manager says revenues have dropped since the opening of maryland live in anne arundel. another casino opens in baltimore city in 2014. orioles magic continues. they're still in play-off contention with two months to go. wjz is live at the ballpark. sports director mark viviano has more reaction with our wjz fan cam.
hi, mark. >> how are you doing, mary? it's a 10-game home stand. and there's reason for optimism. as the calendar has turned to august, the season is now two- thirds complete. and the orioles are now this late in the baseball season for the first time in 15 years. and the orioles win the rubber game for the first time in years. and take over second place in the a.l. east. second place is prime play-off position. the o's are in that position with unlikely performers. rookie pitcher, miguel gonzalez, who helped shut out tampa bay yesterday. and backup catcher taylor teegarden. who twice has given up game- winning runs. keeping this team in contempgz. >> contention. >> we've had injuries, including myself and other guys. but the big thing is, we've had guys step up and fill those shoes when we needed them. ask they've done a great job.
you know, like buck says, we have been a scratching claw team all year. and we play 27 outs. we play on the end. >> reporter: can the o's keep flying high. we asked you with our wjz fan cam, do you think they will earn a wild card play-off spot? >> i think that they've got a better-than-even shot. you can't help but love buck. >> i don't know what you have been told, but the baltimore orioles are out for gold. whoo! >> and all the front runners can come out now and all get their hats out and all say, we're all oriole friends. where were you the last 14 years? >> well, yeah. where have they been. well, if they can win, they'll certainly be coming back. and for this team, winning at home is critical. because they actually have a record here. buck showalter telling us moments ago. that's the latest from the ballpark. for now, back to you.
>> mark, thanks. the coach gets to say it like it is every time. thank you. after the series moves to seattle, the orioles and red sox comes to camden yards. >> i like that guy. >> say the truth. >> still ahead at 5:00. inactive season. the new warning about the west nile virus and what's behind the surge in cases. maryland's highest court rules pit bulls as inherently dangerous. i'm adam may. now state lawmakers plan to take this up in a special session. a new stretch at owings mills boulevard. but not without controversy. the story next. it's cooler weather on the way. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
partly sunny. 90 degrees in central maryland right now. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. adding a new casino will be the focus of a special session later this week in annapolis. but another issue could impact all maryland dog owners. wjz is live in north baltimore. adam may has reaction to the pending legislation. adam? >> reporter: all of this comes from a controversial court date, involving pit bulls. and who is responsible in the attack? >> reporter: the future recovering from a broken leg from the spca hangs in the balance. >> i hope ginger gets a happy home that loves and respects her. >> reporter: but there is a slowdown in pit bull adoptions. back in may, maryland's state courts ruled that they are inherently dangerous. and a case involving a young towson child. >> i don't want to see anyone lose their dog. but i almost lost my son that
day. and that's something that needs to be addressed loud and clear. >> i think it's wrong. because some people, they really love their dogs. and for them to get rid of them, that's kind of, you know, disrespectful. >> reporter: now, lawmakers will vote on a new liability law. the spca reacts. >> what kind of organization would your organization like to see? >> ideally, legislation that treats all dogs same regardless of breed. that's hope. >> reporter: puts liability back on holeowners. >> gotta look at both scenarios. not just victims and the dangerous dog owners. or specific breed of owners. >> for ginger, this could make finding a home easier. >> because they're trained and socialized, they will be a not a problem. >> there are some who favor the breed here. reporting live at the spca. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> we'll see what happens,
adam. thank you. the special session starts thursday. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at we'll traffic control. hi, kristy. >> things are getting busy out there. traffic does slow down there. frederick road to security boulevard. right now with 30 miles per hour. heavy there from perring parkway. and northbound 95, slow spots there. the first from eastern avenue to whitemarsh boulevard. it slows down again there from 32 to route 100. as far as accidents go, liberty road pikewood drive. 97 at old hanover. emerton road at singer road. and also edgewood. let's take a live look. as you can see, everything moving just fine there. and we'll take another look there on the west side of baltimore national pike. everything seems to be moving along. this is brought to you by baltimore county restaurant
week. enjoy local flavor. for lunch or dinner at over 30 restaurants throughout baltimore county. back over to you. >> thank you, kristy. a 30-year-old plan to link two parts of baltimore county is one mile closer to reality. mike schuh reports on the opening of a highway. not wanted by the immediate neighbors. [ applause ] >> reporter: a joyous moment for the county executive. this new road has its roots in the 80s. that's where they bought this. >> we think it was the right decision for traffic and economic management. they are basically understanding why we have to do this. >> reporter: 14 years ago, the lions wood neighborhood was built. the new road cuts the community in half. though their sales paperwork informed them a road could be built, off camera, residents tell eyewitness news that the developer never spoke about its
construction, even though it was on the drawing board. the county executive addressed their sacrifice. >> and this would help connect owings mills newtown with liberty road. and that is the great -- greater good, so to speak. so it's not only for traffic management. but also for economic development opportunities. >> reporter: right now, half of the new mile is just one lane each way. once houses are built in a large, open track, the developer will pay for the next two lanes. the money to design the next phases in place. those plans are currently being drawn up. >> reporter: there's one more section to go. goes from winan to liberty road. it's set to open in 2015. in owings mills, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. back to you on tv hill. >> the county promised local residents that they will see a heavy police presence, keeping speeds low on the new highway. >> and bob is here. >> couple of speed bumps in there. that will do it. that always does it. let's take a look. we have a pretty decent day. lower humidities is going to make it feel better.
all righty. things i are drying out. we'll see more sunshine. but the big difference is the way you'll feel tomorrow and wednesday. humidity will be dropping. the dew points coming down. already north of us, the dew points are back in the 50s. that is very comfortable when you're talking mid- to upper 80s to low 90s. we'll see that tomorrow. take a look at temps right now. still warm at the airport. still 99. d.c. to the west of us, it's beginning to cool down even more. quench hagerstown. and up in elkton. 77 oakland. but the dew point continues to drop. this weekend, we have dew points in the mid-70s. really thick, thick, humid conditions. that's what helped to create those storms yesterday. but the dew points coming down. things are drying out nicely. mid-80s to around the 90 degrees still. but it will become a lot more comfortable, overnight tonight and during the day tomorrow. we have now a northwest wind. that the bring in the new air mass. it will be very pleasant. it will be for the most part, sunny. it will be warm. but won't be all that humid.
so if you feel pretty comfortable tomorrow. the front that came through the area yesterday. kind of slowing down. ocean city has had a lot of clouds all day long. most of the activity now offshore. still a couple of thunderstorms here. across southwest virginia. they will not impact our region. south of d.c., next few hours maybe a few showers there. it's also going to slide off to the east. maybe a shower in extreme southern maryland. and the lower eastern shore before things begin to dry out. enough for things to just clear out. overnight tonight. that weak area of high pressure gives us a nice day tomorrow. most of wednesday looks pretty good. by late wednesday and thursday, this high moves back off the east coast. winds go back to the southwest. and here comes more humidity with that next front. maybe a shower by late wednesday night. better chance on thursday or friday, as that front comes through the area. and looks like it will begin to dry out again for the weekend. so a chance of more thundershowers, thursday into
friday. maybe even into saturday before it begins to clear out. southeast winds. it will start off in the north. becoming southeast to east, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, still nice and warm. for tonight, it will be clear to partly cloudy. but lower humidity making it more comfortable. upper 60s. low to mid-60s in some cooler suburban areas. sun and clouds. but lower humidity. very nice, comfortable or more comfortable summer day tomorrow. upper 80s most places. still ahead at 5:00. terps try out their new field. what the football team is saying about the high-tech makeover. lightning strikes at a nascar raceway. the new concerns before the storm. a junior olympian is heartbroken after his family's suv is broken into. i'm rochelle ritchie. i'll tell you the precious items they took, coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
5:29. 90 degrees and partly sunny. good evening. thank you for straying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a junior olympian from anne arundel county is one medal short, after someone breaks intos this father's car, during a tournament in texas. wjz is live. rochelle ritchie has more on the priceless items stolen from the vehicle. hi, rochelle. >> reporter: hi, kai. well, the wrestler traveled a
thousand miles to participate in the junior olympics. and his story of triumph would later turn into tranld eddy. -- tragedy. >> reporter: an -- at 19inary -- 19 years old, valor is making his name in football and wrestling. >> i won state this year. >> reporter: he hopes to one day participate with the greatest athletes in world, in the olympics. >> well, in four years i'm definitely going to try. and in four years i'll be out of college. so it's kind of like perfect timing for me. i'm definitely going to try to make the olympic team. >> reporter: for now, he plays with the wrestling team and recently traveled 24 hours to houston, texas, to participate in the junior olympics, where he wrestled his way to a bronze medal. >> i lost my match by a point. so i didn't know if i would make upon top three or not. so i was happy. >> reporter: unfortunately, his happiness was stolen as he and
his family slept at a hotel. >> i was like, can you take the suitcases out? and she said no. and i said, stuff is missing. >> reporter: the valor family says they lock the the doors of their gold escalade. and the next morning, the lock was popped and you willaf their belongings were gone, including brandon's medal. >> it was upsetting that that was gone. especially my first one. >> reporter: but thieves may have stolen his bronze, but brandon homes to one day replace it with a gold. >> that would be even better. >> reporter: and brandon did go home with at least one medal, a silver medal, won by the team. kai, back to you. >> rochelle, thank you. the family is trying to see if brandon can get another bronze medal. nearly 30 cars are vandalized by thieves in westminster. carroll county police are looking for the thieves responsible in a series of break-ins in the judge's fancy
green briar neighborhoods. the suspects caused more than $4,000 in damage. they also smashed mailboxes before leaving the area. vic is in the newsroom with details from pennsylvania. >> reporter: well, kai, officials at the pocono racebay said -- raceway, said they told fans. killing a 49-year-old man. nine others injured. one of them critically. the coroner said the person who died was standing near his car, when lightning struck. sending him into cardiac arrest. the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. kai, back to you. >> thank you. track officials estimate there were 85,000 people at the race track. some say they never heard any weather warnings. homeowners in oklahoma are still on edge, as multiple wildfires burned through more than 90 square miles. manuel bohorkes reports for wjz from just outside oklahoma city. >> reporter: randy west and her family were allowed to return
home late sunday, to sift through the ashes for her father's military medals. compounding their loss, the oklahoma county sheriff's department is investigating this fire as a possible arson. a man in a black truck, reportedly threw a flaming newspaper and sped away, causing a fast-moving fire. >> we had 30 minutes to get the stuff done, get what we could. >> reporter: her father, a decorated army sharp shooter, lived here until his death 18 months ago, as many as 20 medals are somewhere in the middle, she says. so far, they've only found one. >> it represents the world. it does. >> but in are the parts of oklahoma, more than 30 fires remain active, and there were 15 new ones started sunday. the state's department of forestry reports that at least 80,000 80,000 acres have burned and 120,000 homes have been lost. conservative numbers that are expected to rise later today. >> does that concern you that we're so early on in this season and it's already this
bad? >> absolutely, yeah. and this is going to put most everybody on edge throughout the state. >> reporter: the state is baking, under a severe drought. and temperatures remain around 100 degrees. the good news, if there is any, this have been no deaths reported. and for that, brandy west is among those who are grateful. >> i think what helped me get through it is knowing that we're all safe. >> and tonight, a badly burned body has been discovered inside a home ravaged by those fires. and medical examiner's office has requested dental records to confirm that person's identity. an ohio man is accused of shooting his wife as she lay in a hospital's intensive care unit in critical condition. now, police want to know if it was a mercy killing. police say 66-year-old john wise went to his wife's room in akron, and fired one shot. wise surrended to police -- surrendered to police
immediately. the couple had been married for 35 years. according to lawyers close to the case, jared loughner is now competent to understand the charges against him in the assault. he's accused of killing six people and injuring 13 in a campaign gathering. if the plea is inspected, loughner would receive a sentence of life in prison. the centers for disease control is already warning us to take precaution against the west nile virus. randall pinkston reports for wjz. authorities are seeing the highest number of cases since 2004. >> reporter: the sabino family spends a lot of time outdoors. >> we're out at either baseball games or pool parties or hiking. >> reporter: and with the mosquitoes biking, the centers for disease control is warning everyone to take precautions against west nile virus. about 240 people have
contracted the virus. that's the highest number at this time of year since 2004. most cases are in texas, mississippi, and oklahoma. >> we're early in the season. august and september are usually the peak transmission periods. so having this much activity, this early and this widespread, is cause for concern. >> reporter: the most common symptoms include fever, headache, and body aches. but the virus can also trigger potentially deadly symptoms, such as inflammation of the brain. people over 50 and those with cancer or diabetes are at greatest risk for serious illness. >> reporter: to keep the bugs away, expert says look for product that contain deet because they are the most effective. but be cautious using them on children. >> you want to minimize your child's exposure to the insect repellent. so once you come inside, give them a bath. wipe off all the insect repellent. >> reporter: wearing long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk also protects protects when mosquitoes are out in full
force. this mom always keeps the bug spray close. >> tonight make -- i want to make sure i protect my children any way i can. >> reporter: she wants them to enjoy the summer and stay safe. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> and the cdc says we'll probably see more cases of west nile virus because much of the u.s. had a very early spring, followed by high temperatures and just the right rainfall patterns to make a lot of mosquitoes. health officials in our region are issuing a new warning about the swine flu. anyone at high risk for the flu should avoid exposure to pigs at county fairs. now, this warning comes after the government records 12 new cases in ohio, indiana and hawaii. all are linked to people who attended agricultural fairs. so far, no cases are reported in maryland. but this is the time for the area's fairs to kick off. the university of maryland's football team is finally getting to try out the band- brand new stadium. today, the coach and the
players said it's like nothing else in the nation. >> reporter: fans say the new field at the university of maryland college park is cool. and it is, literally. the new turf field features exclusive new heat-reducing technology. >> i think it looks great out there. you know, walking around there today. a lot of guys were like, this is pretty sweet. it's a lot cooler than our regular turf field that most guys have played on. >> reporter: the company behind the new field design, field terp has done extensive searching. >> what makes that field so special? it's the infield. it's the infield with the silica sand. what is silica sand? silica sand is a washed sand. it's not a beach sand, which other people put in there. we use a cryogenic rubber, which is washed, mixed with the silica thin. which is firm enough. make its a fast track. >> reporter: this is part of a
major makeover for athletics in college park. last august, the school unveiled a new line of eye- catching and controversial new uniforms. and today, we saw the new underarmour version for the terps' upcoming season. >> all of the things that i've envisioned, you know, when i came here. you see it administratorring to come -- it starting to come together. and i think that's the neat thing. now, what we gotta do is go out in the field and win. >> simply put. the new field is also supposed to play better in the rain and snow. it will also be used by the lacrosse team. the field was paid for through private donations. >> less is more. we all love our maryland flag. and perhaps a little less of it on the helmets might be bad. >> we'll have to see. i'm sure it is on social media. people are talking about it. still ahead on eyewitness news. two years later. chile's famous miners mark the anniversary of the accident that changed their lives.
all right. clearing out. drying out. that's the big difference between today and tonight and the weekend. bernadette has a look at that really nice weekend forecast. >> this is our break today. we start out in the 60s. that's our morning temperature. and as we head through the afternoon, sunshine, mix of clouds. about 89 for our high. not quite as high with the humidity, though. then tomorrow evening, we start to cool it down now. across southern parts of the state. extreme southern parts of the state. maybe a shower or thunderstorm. now, for the rest of the five- day, here's bob. >> it looks like the humidity will begin to come back here. particularly on thursday and friday. some thunderstorms there. 91, 87 by friday. and maybe a leftover shower still on saturday. but a high of only 85. and that's pretty much normal. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. in today's energy saver, think about a home performance review. you'll get an energy audit of your home, which will include visual inspection and testing.
rebates and potential energy savings of 20% can come from it. for more information on how you can become an energy saver, go to wjz.com, scroll down the right-hand side of the page and click on our special section. a top syrian official has sought refuge in jordan. it's the latest in a number of both military and government leaders continuing to leave the country. tara mergener reports for wjz from the state department. >> reporter: a bomb blast ripped through the headquarters of the government-run syrian television agency. it is taking place in the syrian capital at the country's commercial had you been alepo. government troops are preparing a ground attack against the rebels in alepo, as the assad regime tries to crush the rebellion. monday saw the defection of eight syrian officials, including the syrian prime minister, rihad majad. it is the highest
defection yet. the white house is looking at the defection as another sign assad's days are numbers. >> what we are seeing, as is evidenced by these latest reports is increasing instability within his leadership. >> reporter: senior u.s. officials are calling on other members of the assad government to defect. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton is heading to turkey later this week. she will meet with officials to find out the status of syrian refugees who have fled over the border. >> reporter: the united nations estimates that the violence has forced 1 1/2 million syrians to become homeless. 120,000 of them are in this tent city in southern turkey. lebanon, jordan, and turkey, all neighbors of turkey, have taken in thousands so far. and they expect more. at the state department, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> jordanian officials say the former syrian prime minister official was smuggled across the border with his family. in china, residents are
shocked to see a 4-year-old girl dangling from a balcony. she somehow slipped and got her head stuck between the railing. a local man climbed to support her and prevent her from falling. a few minutes later, rescuers did save her. the child was home alone. it's unclear if her parents will face punishment. chilean miners will reflect on their experience two years later. the men attended a mass, along with the country's president to remember the ordeal. they also unveiled a large cross as part of a monument called "the miracle of life ." the miners spent 69 days in a mine, before rescuers were able to pull them to safety in ray cage. one of more than 50 make a wish kids from the u.s. to make it to london. bigad shaban has more for wjz. >> reporter: 15-year-old zach nuns still can't believe his
eyes. he and his family are in london, at the olympics. >> i don't know where you could be that is better than this. >> reporter: it's the trip of a lifetime for a boy who nearly had his life cut short. at birth, he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. >> when i get sick, it magnifies it almost. it's hard for me to be sick much longer. >> reporter: zach's father says the disease will remain a threat the rest of his son's life. >> it's frightening. and your world closes in around you. and that's the only thing that is important. and so getting your son -- or your child better, there's nothing else you can think of as a parent. >> reporter: and on this day inside olympic park, zach is feeling better. a meal at kensington palace helped. >> i had seven desserts. >> the make a wish foundation sent zach to the games, along with seven other children with life-threatening diseases. >> it gave me maybe my best experience of my life. >> reporter: zach will likely
have to rely on periodic blood transfusions because of his disorder. >> you know, as a parent, your whole life turns around. and oh, my god, my child is so sick, he could die if he doesn't get the transfusion. >> reporter: zach doesn't dwell on his struggles. he's an avid sports fans -- fan. and in the next olympics, he hopes to compete. >> all of these people train so hard and sacrifice so much. i'm going to try to be like them. >> reporter: in a way, he already is. in london, bigad shaban, wjz eyewitness news. >> today, zach got to see his favorite olympic sport, track and field. an organizer who tried to bring this year's summer olympics to baltimore might give it another try. he says he has had informal discussions about bringing the games here in the year 2024. baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake says the city would do a phenomenal job hosting the game. s. another bid -- game
games. another bid would require coalition, sponsors and millions of dollars. coming up, vic has a preview of what's coming up. store slow down or pay up. more speed cameras are going up in baltimore county. we'll tell you where. i'm mike hellgren, with the accused sikh temple shooter's ties to maryland and white power music. check in for more on these stories and the day's breaking news. coming up at 6:00. now, back to you. still to come at 5:00, shock waves in the sports world. >> the investigation after the son of the philadelphia eagles head coach is found dead at training camp. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
firefighters from across sacramento spend the morning fighting a five-alarm blaze. it broke out in a warehouse. flames could be seen from miles away. fire crews say there were explosions inside the building. and they think something being stored inside that ware house could have helped spread the fire. a texas woman is dead after
a piece of iron flies off a truck, came through a windshield and hits her in the head. the driver of the 18-wheeler never stopped. the woman was in the passenger's seat of the chevy pickup truck of the highway. they are searching for the driver of that 18-wheeler. tonight, the sports world is stunned. the oldest son of philadelphia eagles coach andy reid is found dead at the teen's training camp. leslie van arthel reports from pennsylvania, where an investigation is under way. >> it is with great sadness that i tell you that garrett reid, the oldest son of coach reid, was found dead in his room this morning in training camp. this is a tough day for all of us. >> reporter: they made the announcement this morning. andy reid's oldest son garrett was found dead. but he said he wanted practice to continue as usual, which it did. but for the players, wasn't easy. >> our thoughts and prayer goes out to the family.
it's very difficult. but we'll find a strength and way to get through it. >> he was there for me personally, when my dad passed last year. first one to call me. and i want to let him know that i love him and this team loves him. >> reporter: after an arrest on drug charges in 2007, and two stints in prison and rehab, it looked like garrett had turned his life around, helping to strengthen the eagles staff. and helping to condition the players. >> it's been a tough thing. garrett was -- is a part of our football family. our extended family. our immediate family. >> reporter: eagles' owner jeffrey laurie, very emotional when talking about andy reid and his family. >> i watched andy, try so hard with his family over the years.
you know, -- excuse me. he cared so much about his family. >> reports say coach reid will return to the team by the end of the week. a father makes a tough call, turning in his daughter, on allegations of bank robbery. the massachusetts dad recognized his daughter meredith cunnive from surveillance video. and he went to the police station and identified her photo. then called police a few days later when she came home. the 37-year-old allegedly robbed multiple banks over the past several months. still to come tonight on weench's eyewitness news. -- wjz's eyewitness news. a baltimore police officer opens fire outside of a district courthouse. i'm derek valcourt. i'll tell you what police say led up to that shooting coming up on,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
coming up on wjz eyewitness news. murder in a house of worship. complete coverage of the wisconsin shooting. the latest on the victims. and the shooter's connection to maryland. courthouse shooting. a violent end to an escape attempt from downtown baltimore. why an officer says he was forced to open fire. i'm adam may. now state lawmakers plan to take up this issue in a special session. what it means for dog owners across the state. that's coming up. >> hot and humid with lots of sunshine. the first warning weather team is tracking changes. check in for these story stories and all the day's
breaking news. wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. temple shooting spree. >> as a community grieves, police uncovered new details about the suspected gunman. >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> i'm mary bubala. in for denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. >> we're learning more about the man police say opened fire at a sikh temple in wisconsin. wjz has complete coverage. mike hellgren explains, the suspected gunman's ties to maryland. but we begin with susan mcginnis in oak creek. >> reporter: investigators could be at a sikh temple near milwaukee for most of the